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Re: starting squid getgrnam failed , getpwnam failed , , `nobody` , `nogroup`. Windows xp
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 23:03:28 -0500
- Subject: Re: starting squid getgrnam failed , getpwnam failed , , `nobody` , `nogroup`. Windows xp
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I have had these errors when trying to run squid. in win xp.
FATAL: getpwnam failed to find userid for effective user 'nobody'
I read this  which seems to say to me I can solve this by creating a
So I saw this  about how to do that in cygwin.
and I did created the nobody user
net user nobody /add
and probably added him to users.
net localgroup users nobody /add
or I created the user in windows and it automatically went into the
seeing that $less /etc/passwd and $less /etc/group seem less up to
date, than mkgroup -l -u and mkpasswd -l , I did
mkgroup -l >/etc/group
mkpasswd -l >/etc/passwd
I saw these commands mentioned once.
And then when trying to run squid, I got the similar error
FATAL: getgrnam failed to find groupid for effective group 'nogroup'
That is more-or-less what happened. I am not sure what to do next to
get it working. I don`t really know what I am doing!
I think you're doing alright. Why not try creating the 'nogroup' group
and see if that moves the peg forward a bit?
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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